How To Set Up An Ice Cream Soda Bar

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Don’t let summer pass you by without hosting some type of ice cream gathering!  Whether you make homemade ice cream in the back yard, set up a sundae bar, or put together ice cream sandwiches, ice cream is the quintessential summer treat. For one of my latest contributions for Celebrations.com I put together ideas for […]

4th Of July Flag Cake

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Have you made your final plans for the 4th of July weekend yet?  If not here’s something to add to your to-do list if you’re attending or hosting a party.  Kathryn of Sugar Turn Table submitted this fantastic flag cake tutorial to share with you guys.  It looks pretty easy to me and the result […]

Trend Alert: Donuts

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Donuts are so popular right now for dessert tables as well as traditional brunch buffets.  Maybe because they are so budget friendly, or because everyone seems to love them, or because their shape lends itself to many fun display options.  With that in mind I thought I’d put together a few suggestions for serving up […]

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Bars

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So last weekend we had our first cookout of the season, with a few friends.  Everyone brought a dish to share while we provided the grilling meats and these yummy dessert bars.  They are so easy to make using refrigerated cookie dough as the base.  And oh my, were they delicious!! Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie […]

DIY Meringue And Marshmallow "Mushrooms"

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I designed a “Little Outdoorsman” party for Bird’s Party E-zine a couple of months ago.  The snack table was filled with treats that went with the theme like gummy worms & fish, trail mix, and these cute and tasty meringue & marshmallow “mushrooms.”  They make an adorable presentation when nestled among chocolate “rocks” (from Walmart).  Here’s […]

Dinosaur Party + "Volcano" Chocolate Lava Cakes Tutorial

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What little boy doesn’t love dinosaurs!?  None that I know of, especially if he were getting a dinosaur birthday party like this one!  Debbie of Wants and Wishes designed an adorable Dinosaur party collection she used for her son’s birthday party, as well as created some fantastic treat ideas for the dessert table.  She’s sharing the […]

Homemade Chocolate Pudding

by Contributor Lisa Thiele     Skip the ʻol packaged pudding; itʼs time to make your own! Itʼs easy, delicious and you can customize it however youʼd like. I went with the classic chocolate and used almond milk instead of whole milk. Feel free to swap out the dark chocolate for semi-sweet, white chocolate or […]